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High-Performance Plastics

High-Performance Plastics

Design Optimization: Increasing Performance Through Substituting High-Performance Plastics For Metal Key Points: High-performance plastics may allow reduction in weight and cost while maintaining mechanical performance Part count reduction may further reduce weight...

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Custom Injection Molding

Custom Injection Molding

Product design teams are required to consider the manufacturing lead time and cost implications of their designs, necessitating the submission of multiple requests for quote (RFQ) to suppliers for prototype and pre-production components.  This can be a time...

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Fast Shipping! 13-Day Standard | Injection Molding

Fast Shipping! 13-Day Standard | Injection Molding

Need Fast Shipping For Injection Molding? Xcentric Now Offers 13-Day Standard Delivery! Fast shipping - yes! We are excited to offer injection molding customers Xcentric Fast shipping, our new 13-day standard delivery - a full 48 hours less than the previous standard...

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Prototype Tooling Can Help Reduce Time and Cost

Prototype Tooling Can Help Reduce Time and Cost

Developing & producing injection-molded products follows a proven process The process for launching a product that includes injection molded components has been continuously developed for decades, and most commonly includes the distinct phases seen in the graphic...

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When To Choose Injection Molding Manufacturing

When To Choose Injection Molding Manufacturing

Injection molding: one of the most important manufacturing processes It may sound hyperbolic to state that injection molding is one of the most important manufacturing processes, without which the daily lives of people in industrialized countries would be completely...

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How is a rapid injection mold made?

How is a rapid injection mold made?

We are frequently asked how we manufacture injection molds, and more specifically how do we do it so quickly. To answer this, it helps to put our services into context. The cost and time required to produce traditional high-volume production injection mold tooling are...

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How to Eliminate Knit Lines In Injection Molding

How to Eliminate Knit Lines In Injection Molding

Knit lines are formed when two or more plastic flow fronts collide and solidify or "knit" together during the molding process. Overall, injection molding is a relatively simple process. A thermoplastic resin is heated to its melting point and injected into the cavity...

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Lifetime Mold Guarantee | Xcentric | Since 1996

Lifetime Mold Guarantee | Xcentric | Since 1996

We often get asked about our Lifetime Mold Guarantee.  What is it?  How does it work? Xcentric offers a Lifetime Mold Guarantee at no extra cost to you for the life of your project. We stand behind every mold we build and run. Features and benefits of the Lifetime...

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Submitting 3D CAD files for Rapid Manufacturing

Submitting 3D CAD files for Rapid Manufacturing

If you design parts for plastic injection molding, you are already familiar with 3D CAD software used in the design process. Depending upon the CAD program and supporting software, very precise, complex parts or products can be designed from them. Each CAD vendor has...

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Rapid Molding vs. Traditional | Digital Manufacturing

Rapid Molding vs. Traditional | Digital Manufacturing

The Difference Between Traditional and Rapid Molding By Leslie Langnau, Design World  Rapid molding is a key player as the “digitization” of nearly every process to make products continues. The latest industry to experience this shift is molding. Here’s a look at how...

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